Working Group Leaders

Representatives of Brussels-based offices leading the work of the Smart Cities Working Group.

Smart Cities WG Leader

Leader

Bernadette Bergsma

Brainport Eindhoven EU Office Brussels

Pieter Faber

Leader

Pieter Faber

Cities Northern Netherlands

Miia Paananen

Leader

Miia Paananen

Turku-Southwest Finland European Office

Lars Rachlitz

Leader

Lars Rachlitz

Greater Copenhagen EU Office

Smart Cities

The objective of the Working Group is to act as a platform to discuss and share information on priorities and funding opportunities linked to Smart Cities. The WG aims to facilitate sharing of experiences and support matchmaking to develop new partnerships and projects. The WG explores synergies between the areas linked to Smart Cities and cooperates with the ERRIN WGs on Energy and Climate Change, Transport and ICT.

Mission on Climate Neutral and Smart Cities

The Smart Cities WG has taken an active role in shaping the Mission on Climate Neutral and Smart Cities - one of the five mission areas under Horizon Europe - and is closely following the work of the Mission Board. Visit our dedicated Mission page to learn more about our work on this.

Last Working Group Meetings

Last Working Group Meetings

Joint meeting

Joint Energy and Smart Cities WG meeting: Mission on adaptation to climate change

Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Horizon Europe will incorporate, as a new element, research and innovation missions. One of the five mission area is adaptation to climate change including societal transformation. This mission area

Smart Cities

Smart Cities WG Webinar: Towards climate-neutrality in Horizon Europe - A city mission and an urban partnership

Heidi Johansson

In light of the current restrictions posed by COVID-19, this working group meeting will be organised as a webinar. Please register through this link. Welcome to the second Smart Cities WG meeting of

WG Events

WG Events

How can DIHs help the transition towards smart cities?

This webinar, organized by the EC, aims at bringing together Digital Innovation Hubs, Living Labs, City Labs, Policy Labs as well as cities and municipalities to share good practices for helping cities develop their digital strategies.

Webinar on open data for smarter cities

The Policy Learning Platform is hosting a webinar on the subject of open data for smarter cities. The session will focus on the benefits of measuring energy and transport data.

Smart Cities WG Webinar: Towards climate-neutrality in Horizon Europe - A city mission and an urban partnership

Welcome to the second Smart Cities WG meeting of the year where we will discuss the road towards climate-neutrality in Horizon Europe, by taking a closer look at the developments of the Mission on Climate Neutral and Smart Cities and the Driving Urban Transitions to a Sustainable Future (DUT) Partnership.

Living Labbers Webinar #9: UNaLab NBS in the City of Eindhoven

The Living Labbers webinar series of the European Network of Living Labs showcases the variety of living labs across the globe.

European City Facility - Launch Webinar

A webinar on the European City Facility will provide municipalities with all the essential information to apply to the facility and get support for their sustainable energy actions.

Smart factories of the future: from industry 4.0 to industry 5.0

The Slovenian Business & Research Association is organising a conference on the meaning and future of smart factories and their benefits to society.

WG Related Content

WG Related Content

European Climate Pact - public consultation

In order to gather inputs on the European Climate Pact, the Commission has recently launched a public consultation. We would like to collect your views on and expectations of the Pact as well as explore what role ERRIN could take in this new initiative.

Update on ERRIN's work

The current outbreak of COVID-19 has caused a lot of uncertainty in Brussels and across the whole of Europe. We would therefore like to reassure all of you, that despite the current situation, the ERRIN Secretariat will stay operational and work remotely.

Public consultation to shape the European Partnership on Driving Urban Transitions

The Driving Urban Transitions to a Sustainable Future (DUT) Partnership aims to address the complex set of urban challenges, which cities and urban communities are facing today, with an integrated approach to offer decision makers in municipalities, companies and society the means to act and enable the necessary urban transformations.

State of play - European Partnerships under Horizon Europe

The European Partnerships are set to deliver on the objectives of Horizon Europe and the priorities of the European Union through concerted research and innovation effort with the Member States, private sector, foundations and other stakeholders. Ideally the European Partnerships allow bringing together a broad range of actors to work towards a common vision and translating it into concrete roadmaps and coordinated implementation of activities.

Information concerning ERRIN Working Group meetings

In light of the current COVID-19 concerns and the guidelines given by the Belgian authorities, we regret to inform you that our upcoming Working Group meetings will be postponed or will take place online.

Information concerning the COVID-19 outbreak and ERRIN meetings

Considering the current outbreak of the Coronavirus and cancellations of some events taking place in Brussels, we would like to inform members that for the time being all ERRIN Working Group meetings will take place as planned, unless communicated otherwise.

Latest Updates

  • By Heidi Johansson

ERRIN Input to the Driving Urban Transitions Partnership Consultation

ERRIN provided input to the public consultation to shape the European Partnership on Driving Urban Transitions. 

  • By Heidi Johansson

Proposal for the Driving Urban Transitions Partnership

Attached is the approved concept for the Driving Urban Transitions Partnership.

  • By Hilary Webb

Prize for innovative batteries for eVehicles

The EU is set to award €10 million for a fully functional prototype of high-performing, sustainable battery for electric vehicles. 

  • By Heidi Johansson

ERRIN Position on the Mission on Climate Neutral and Smart Cities

ERRIN has, under the leadership of the Smart Cities working group, developed a position paper on the development of the Mission on Climate Neutral and Smart Cities.

  • By Gaia Ialisa Marotta

Join a consortium on participatory innovation processes in the context of mission-like challenges of Climate neutral and Smart Cities.

ERRIN is involved in a consortium for the call “Bottom-up approach to build SwafS knowledge base” (H2020-SwafS-31-2020). We are searching for cities interested in being involved in the activities of the project through a Letter of Support.

  • By Heidi Johansson

ERRIN Contribution to the Mission on Climate Neutral and Smart Cities

Please find attached the second ERRIN contribution to the Mission on Climate Neutral and Smart Cities.